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Larry Baione, the second in command of the Boston-based Patriarca Crime Family

Larry Baione, the second in command of the Boston-based Patriarca Crime Family

So, 23 years after the ­Gardner Museum gets robbed, the feds think the art heist was pulled off by a combination of wiseguys from Boston and Philadelphia. Makes sense to me. There was always a symbiotic relationship between the Mafia in Boston and Philadelphia.

Larry Baione, who used to be the number two man in the Mafia around here, positively gushed over the Philly mob. That’s because, like the Philly boys, Larry loved to shoot people.

Some old-school wiseguys, like Henry Tameleo, the Boston consigliere who died in prison after he was framed by the FBI for a murder, regularly averted violence, seeing it as bad for business.